Democratic State Representative from Hawaii Chris Lee held a press conference, yesterday, to explain that the state of Hawaii is going to be investigating legislation banning games like EA's Star Wars: Battlefront II. They aim to prevent young children playing these games in Hawaii and possibly pursuing it on a national scale.
Hawaii is pursuing the notion of Lootboxes being as a way of gambling, and if it should be classified as such.
"This game is a Star Wars-themed online casino," Lee said from the podium. "It's a trap."
My Take - This is something that should be pursued because games present Lootboxes as harmless when in reality they could affect people severely. The manner still stands that these games are hiding their greedy nature, and this could have real-world consequences.
Written by Quinten Hoffman, the mind behind Break in Reality. You can find him here.